DENVER — The Denver Police Department (DPD) arrested a man who is accused of shooting and killing a 63-year-old man Wednesday night.
At about 7:45 p.m., officers were called out to the area of West 13th Avenue and Osage Street for a report of a shooting, DPD said in a release. That's in Denver's Lincoln Park neighborhood.
When officers arrived on the scene, they found the victim who was then transported to the hospital and later died, police said.
During the investigation, police learned that the victim was attempting to break up a fight in a park in the area when he was shot, according to DPD.
24-year-old Trahavonie Deshawd Smith was taken into custody shortly after the shooting on investigation of first-degree murder.
The identity of the victim will be released by the Office of the Medical Examiner after next of kin has been notified.
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